On 15th May 2018, Law and Internet Foundation organised the first public event under the E-PROTECT project – the E-PROTECT Policy Briefing. The event was held in the premises of the European Commission in Bulgaria. The Policy Briefing gathered professionals working with children victims of crime, policy-makers, general public, media, and other key stakeholders.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daniela Ilieva-Koleva – the Project Coordinator and Executive Director of Law and Internet Foundation, presented the goals and structure of the project “Enhancing PROtection of Children - vicTims of crime” (E-PROTECT). She also presented a first version of the platform www.childprotect.eu – a digital space for multidisciplinary cooperation between professionals working with child victims of crime.

Denitsa Kozhuharova, a researcher in the project, focused her presentation on the activities already implemented and the key findings deriving from them. She used the forum to outline the next steps of project implementation – the series of seminars that will unfold in October 2018.

Dilyana Slavkova from the National Network for Children, Julia Andonova from Pulse Foundation and Borislava Gitsova from Social Activities and Practice Institute joined the event as speakers, sharing their experiences in the transposition and the application of the Victims’ Directive in Bulgaria. examples from their daily experience with children victims of crime.

E-PROTECT is implemented by 5 organisations from 5 EU Member States – Bulgaria, Austria, Italy, Greece and Romania under the coordination of Law and Internet Foundation and with the support of the Justice Programme of the European Commission under Grant Agreement № 760270.

We would like to express our gratitude to all guests that joined the Policy Briefing!